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198th Street and Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
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Feb. 23, 2018
Dave Bayles Quartet

The year was 1986, and music mogul Michael Cuscuna had spent a decade curating the largest body of jazz reissues for Impulse!, Blue Note, and Mosaic Records. That same year, Dave Bayles (unknowingly) launched a 30+ year career as a jazz drummer, performing six nights a week at a club in downtown Milwaukee. With a style that blends the physicality of Art Blakey and the melodic sensibility of Max Roach, Bayles moves easily from big band to more intimate ensembles, from bebop to Afro-Cuban rhythms, and audiences instantly sense the drummer’s deep passion for creating jazz. Bayles has performed with an all-star list of artists, including Benny Golson, Barry Harris, Phil Woods, Melvin Rhyne, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Charles McPherson, Brian Lynch, Peter Bernstein, Kim Richmond, Eric Alexander, Jack McDuff, Jim Pugh, and Kevin Mahogany, as well as the Milwaukee ensembles We Six, La Chazz, and the Who’s Your Daddy Trio. Tickets: $31 Single tickets go on sale July 31, 2017 262-781-9520 or www.wilson-center.com

Feb. 28, 2018
Aaron Lazar: Tony Bennett – The First 90 Years!

Join us in a tribute to an American jazz legend, starring Broadway, film, and television star Aaron Lazar! “Hunky Heartthrob” Lazar has starred on Broadway ten times, from his debut in The Phantom of the Opera to his breakout at Lincoln Center in The Light in the Piazza. On film, Lazar has appeared in J. Edgar, The Notorious Bettie Page, This is Where I Leave You (opposite Tina Fey), and The Wolf of Wall Street. On television, Lazar is recurring on Season 3 of FX’s The Strain and Season 2 of ABC’s Quantico. As a singer, he has performed with The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall (opposite Neil Patrick Harris, Patti Lupone, and Stephen Colbert), The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, and The English National Opera Orchestra on the West End in London. Tickets: $25-$29 Single tickets go on sale July 31, 2017 262-781-9520 or www.wilson-center.com

March 11, 2018
Catch a Rising Star

Brookfield's own Julian Rhee, violin prodigy, winner of the Wisconsin Young Artist Competition 2017, is already a seasoned soloist. Having performed around the U.S., Julian makes his long-awaited Wisconsin Philharmonic debut with the majestic Tchaikovsky Concerto. Pre-Concert Conversation: 2:00 pm Concert: 3:00 pm Price: $36-$48 For more information, go to our website: www.wisphil.org

April 6, 2018
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

“The most revelatory moment … probably came during its performance of ‘Psycho Killer,’ the Talking Heads song, when you realized that David Byrne had missed the boat by not recording the tune with an ensemble of singing ukulele players.” – Allan Kozinn, The New York Times Founded in 1985 by George Hinchcliffe and Kitty Lux, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is now an octet, made up of ukuleles of different size and pitches, physical comedy, pun-filled banter, and finely nuanced playing. While it is not normally in the nature of these artists from Britain to “blow their own trumpets”—or in this case to “pluck their own ukuleles”—it is undeniably a fact that The Ukulele Orchestra has become a worldwide phenomenon, having “Sold Right Out” twice at Carnegie Hall in New York, twice at The Royal Albert Hall in London, and also at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. In 2015, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain celebrated 16 million minutes of “ukuleleation,” having been on the road for 30 years and counting. Tickets: $49-$71 (discounts available for groups of 10+) Single tickets go on sale July 31, 2017. 262-781-9520 or www.wilson-center.com

April 10, 2018
Inspirational Women - Inspirational Music

Join us as we celebrate female composers! Internationally known composer Libby Larsen will be in the audience as we perform her Symphony Water Music # 1. Also on the program is a work by the late English composer Ethel Smyth, and the powerful Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto # 2 with the Italian pianist, Alessio Bax. Pre-Concert Conversation: 6:30 pm Concert: 7:30 pm Price: $36-$48 For more information, go to our website: www.wisphil.org



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